Allow me to paraphrase Reggie from today’s class. His summarizing representation of “the butt” in African American communities was, needless to say, a bit humorous.

I am posting some of the visuals we referenced today in class after discussing hooks, “Selling Hot Pussy: Representations of Black Female Sexuality in the Cultural Marketplace” and Aubry, “The Butt: Its Politics, Its Profanity, Its Power.”

A picture of Saartjie Baartman (Sarah Bartman), The Hottentot Venus

Bartman

I am not going to post links here—you can run on your own Google search and find plenty on Bartman. Great possible Final Project topic.

Representations of “video vixens”

butt_b

butt_c

And of course, Sir Mix-A-Lot:

All easy images and to find on your own but I wanted to start a blog post on this topic as I could see that many of you had more to say on the subject but we ran short of time. (As usual!) So here you go, folks. Have at it!

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